|Original:||YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]|
|FA:||Norman Clyde - May 27, 1932|
|Season:||Spring to Fall|
|Submitted By:||Chris Owen on Mar 14, 2006|
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Mar 5, 2007
|One of my favorite routes in the Sierras....|
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 23, 2008
|Absolutely, positively, undeniably classic.|
From: Southern California
Jul 18, 2009
|climbed this last week, phenomenal. did some 5.7 up high, last 5 pitches roped and stayed on the ridge. some steep snow and exciting talus for sure, ice axe handy for decent. the 4th class ridge, some 2/3 of the route had at least a 5.2 move on it... overhanging reach to ledge bellyflop with dirt and detritus...|
By Hamik Mukelyan
From: Pasadena, CA
Aug 26, 2012
|This is a really cool route to do in winter. No ice or whatever, but the scenery is pretty sweet (see photo)|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 3, 2013
|There are two ways to approach Dade lake. Option 1: You can take a climbers trail to the right just after Long Lake and follow the obvious path to the upper Treasure Lakes, then, I recommend gaining the ridge to the left, navigate through the greenery and follow this to Dade Lake. Option 2: You can follow the Morgan Pass trail to the lower Treasure Lake and head up the talus to gain Dade Lake. Option 2 is MUCH easier. We humped packs up Option 1 and down Option 2. If going overnight, I feel the best option is to camp at Chicken Foot Lake and go light up the talus sections. If you don't mind the talus and chose to overnight at Dade, we found the water in Dade to be very buggy without a filter. We were able to get much clearer water flowing out of the lake.|
By John Annand
Jun 24, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
|Awesome climb with commanding views over the Little Lakes Valley but before attempting this climb please understand that your guidebook has lied to you. This is not a 4th class scramble. The Northeast Ridge is a 5.6 alpine climb with some areas of high exposure where an unprotected fall would be fatal. A rope and rack are absolutely mandatory.|
Sep 14, 2015
First Solo. Very secure and not overly exposed.
Really Excellent; pick your own adventure, many options for the entire ridge.
After the first tower, 4th class with some optional 5th class, choose a line that looks the most fun. Staying on the apex of the ridge is cool.
Awesome jamming between wild juggy fins.
Gaining the summit block is 5th class.
Brought my climbing shoes, never put them on.
2.5 hrs car to NE Ridge
30 minutes to first tower (start of 5th)
45 minutes to meet up with N Arete
45 minutes to summit (after climbing to several false summits, oops)
By Arch Richardson
Aug 17, 2016
|For roped parties: A 30m rope is sufficient as you will probably be simulclimbing, mostly. Many long slings, and finger sized cams, but nothing larger than 2" needed. Rock shoes were nice for the 5th class moves. Car-to-car in a day should not be a problem for most, we're average hikers and did it in 12 hrs, only about 2 hrs were roped. Enjoy!|